The '''Drive-By Truckers''' are an alternative country
band based in Athens, Georgia
, though two of five current members (Patterson Hood
and Mike Cooley (American musician)|Mike Cooley
) are originally from The Shoals
region of northern Alabama
, and the band strongly identifies with Alabama.
[Weissman, B. (2011). The Secret To A Happy Ending [DVD]. ATO Records]
The band currently consists of Mike Cooley (lead vocals, guitar, banjo), Patterson Hood (lead vocals, guitar), Brad Morgan (drums), Jay Gonzalez (keys, guitar, accordion, backing vocals), and Matt Patton (bass guitar, backing vocals).
Like many alternative country acts, the Drive-By Truckers record in analog (using 2 inch, 16-track open-reel tape recorders).
The band's constant touring has developed its dedicated following.